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Mr Chips 08-03-2010 11:34 AM

Pear Tree question
 
Planted a small 5' pear tree last summer. it was on clearance at one of the home centers, so wasn't expecting much for my $10 purchase. I was shocked this spring when it was covered with blooms, and even more shocked to see dozens of little walnut sized pears growing so soon.

Now the tree is covered with fig sized pears, so much so that it's starting to make the young branches sag. I am worried that the branches may snap due to the extra weight, so I have pruned about 1/3 of them off, and pruned the tree a little. I am amusing that anything left won't be edible, so I am wondering if i should leave it be, or cut them all off and see what next year yeilds. thanks

handy man88 08-03-2010 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 479799)
Planted a small 5' pear tree last summer. it was on clearance at one of the home centers, so wasn't expecting much for my $10 purchase. I was shocked this spring when it was covered with blooms, and even more shocked to see dozens of little walnut sized pears growing so soon.

Now the tree is covered with fig sized pears, so much so that it's starting to make the young branches sag. I am worried that the branches may snap due to the extra weight, so I have pruned about 1/3 of them off, and pruned the tree a little. I am amusing that anything left won't be edible, so I am wondering if i should leave it be, or cut them all off and see what next year yeilds. thanks


Leave it be and ease up on the fertilizer.

Mr Chips 08-03-2010 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by handy man88 (Post 480102)
Leave it be and ease up on the fertilizer.

haven't used anything but a couple handfuls of compost in the spring....but thanks


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